World BJJ champion Rafael Lovato Jr. will defend his Legacy belt for the first time on November 11th at event No. 62, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Undefeated in MMA after his first three fights, the black-belt under Xande and Saulo Ribeiro will be putting his middleweight title on the line against the experienced Cortez Coleman, whose record shows 13 wins in 19 bouts.
Lovato got the belt in April when he beat Marcelo Nunes by TKO in round 2. Despite having moved to MMA, where he’s been training alongside Lyoto Machida and coach Rafael Cordeiro, Lovato keeps active in BJJ at a very high level. In August he managed to win double gold at the World Master Championship.
Cortez “The Crazy Cowboy” Coleman will be debuting at Legacy, having appeared at TUF 16 and being a veteran of Strikeforce and Bellator. He also comes off three straight wins, most recently in June at Freestyle Cage Fighting 53.
The Legacy FC 62 card so far:
Rafael Lovato Jr. (3-0) vs. Cortez Coleman (13-6)
Zac Church (8-2) vs. Justin Rader (4-2)
Derrick Adkins (7-2) vs. Manuel Muro (0-0)
Dan Ige (4-1) vs. J.R. Coughran (0-0)
Teagan Dooley (1-0) vs. Braden Smith (4-1)
Chris Mullins (1-0) vs. Emmanuel Rivera (3-0)
Brandon Wright (1-0) vs. Aaron McKenzie (2-0)
Garrett Howell (0-0) vs. Eddie Brown (0-0)
Jason Perrotta (2-0) vs. Jeremy Jones (2-4)